thank you for the compliments, Im getting a warm glow here,lol.
im not sure if i'm your typical retrobiker, as this is a bike i have had since 1991, and i love her dearly, even if i got the same frame, bits etc, if it wasnt MY bike it wouldnt feel the same,
I think i'm lucky it wasnt a really top end bike too, as it was entry level marin, i can get away with good quality middle of the road stuff, as opposed to the really high end stuff i see on here, which i could never afford anyway and could not afford it back then either, and wouldnt seem right on this bike.
The only other bike i sort of crave now(and did back then) is a kona, with a small steel frame and the big colourful decals in either red or purple,please excuse my ignorance Kona fans.
I also sold out i think to the modern stuff, as my main bike is a Cove handjob, though it is a steel hardtail,lol
anyway i ramble, its slightly intoxicating this building a shiny new old bike thing,